Police Look for Clues in Random Assaults in Central West End

Kevin Killeen

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Police are warning the public about two recent attacks in the Central West End where a man punched three pedestrians for no apparent reason.

‘Neither attack was there any indication that he was looking for any of their property. There was no robbery, no theft,” said Captain James Moran.

In the first assault a man punched two elderly men outside a pharmacy at Newstead and West Pine around 11:30 on the morning of Friday, January 18th. Then on Tuesday night of this week, a man matching the same description punched a middle-aged woman walking to her car around 5:15 in the 4400 block of Maryland. None of the injuries were serious enough to require hospitalization.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens, about 5′ 7″ tall with dreadlocks. Police believe they may have captured a video image of the man in the area around the time of Tuesday night’s attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers.

Copyright KMOX


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